Teen takes woman to Gu­jarat, held for rape

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HTNAVIMUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

An 18-year-old boy was ar­rested for al­legedly tak­ing a 22-year-old woman to Gu­jarat where she was raped.

The man who raped her is yet to be ar­rested. Ji­gar Waghela is a hawker in Thane mar­ket and the woman too has a shop at the mar­ket.

On March 19, the woman asked Waghela for money. He gave her Rs1,000. Af­ter a cou­ple of days, she again asked for Rs1,000.

“This time, the boy asked her to come to Gu­jarat with him. He said that he would give her the money and then she could re­turn to Mum­bai. The next day they left for Gu­jarat. The woman is mar­ried. Her fam­ily mem­bers reg­is­tered a miss­ing com­pli­ant with the Bhandup po­lice sta­tion,” said Shradda Waydande, po­lice of­fi­cer from Tha­ne­na­gar po­lice sta­tion.

The woman’s rel­a­tives who live in Gu­jarat were in­formed and they started look­ing for her.

They found her af­ter a fort­night on the high­way. She was brought back to Thane.

“She was so scared that she did not tell her fam­ily about the in­ci­dent ini­tially. Later, she told them about it and a po­lice com­plaint was lodged. Waghela said he did not know the name of the ac­cused and that he re­turned to Thane af­ter drop­ping her,” added Waydande.

Waydande said, “Waghela, a res­i­dent of Thane, has been ar­rested. We have sent the woman for a med­i­cal test.

The boy has been booked un­der sec­tion 363 (pun­ish­ment for kid­nap­ping), 376 (pun­ish­ment for rape) and 34 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code.”

THE MAN WHO RAPED HER IS YET TO BE AR­RESTED. A HAWKER FROM THANE MAR­KET HAS BEEN AR­RESTED

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